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Court of Appeal stays appeal proceedings pending outcome of central amendment applications to the EPO
The Court of Appeal granted Samsung an application to adjourn an appeal from the High Court’s decision that two of Samsung’s patents were invalid.
Dare to share? Proposed new directive should help protect your confidential information when doing business in Europe
The European Commission’s new directive should help businesses to stop others from obtaining, disclosing or using their trade secrets in the EU without their permission.
The Preparatory Committee has accepted that its ambitious timetable for delivering the Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent system by ‘early 2015’ could not be met.
A recent US case could have been designed to tick as many ‘topical’ boxes as possible, ranging over the financial sector, big data and the possibly anti-competitive use of technology.
Following on from the Roma-branded Mobility Scooters case earlier this year, the OFT has announced a second decision on mobility scooters.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: admissibility of covert recordings made at disciplinary and grievance hearings
The EAT upheld the decision that covert recordings made by an employee of private conversations of the panels at her grievance and disciplinary hearings were admissible in evidence.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: dismissal for absence due to post-natal depression was not discriminatory
In Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus, the EAT upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: does the Equality Act 2010 cover post-employment victimisation?
In Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd, the Court of Appeal overturned the EAT and held that post-employment victimisation is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
The next year will see a series of significant changes to employment law. This article outlines the major changes and the dates when they will come into effect.
The Ministry of Justice has published Employment Tribunal statistics for the period October to December 2013.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: EAT allows an employee who successfully appeals to recover his fees from the employer
In Portnykh v Nomura International Ltd, the appellant employee asked the EAT to order the respondent employer to repay his fees.
The government has accepted the recommendations from the Low Pay Commission in relation to the new national minimum wage rates.
The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold (Revocations, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 has been laid before Parliament.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has amended the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 with effect from 10 March 2014.
Before it disappeared into the wide blue yonder, the OFT published its merger decision in the acquisition by IP Group of Fusion IP.
From 6 April 2014, a new system of pre-claim conciliation will be in place for all employment tribunal claims.
Of particular interest to us UK-based competition lawyers, 31 March was the last day of trading for the UK’s Office of Fair Trading.
The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.
Paul Michel, a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has questioned the illegality of seeking an injunction.
Lookalikes: a wealth of confusion… brand-owners vs own-branders | competition law vs law of unfair competition
Lookalikes are an age-old problem as brand-owners try to protect their brands from copying or leveraging by retailers or others.